It should go without saying that you probably shouldn't put cement anywhere near your face. Let alone try and make a mould of your face with the stuff. Not only would you probably end up in a sticky situation, you'd also waste the time of emergency services when they come to get it off.
YouTube prankster Jimmy Swingler from the United Kingdom, one half of the TGFbro channel, seemingly decided that it would be fun to mix seven bags of Polyfilla and pour it into a microwave which he'd put on his head, with his face only protected by a plastic bag.
Unsurprisingly, his friends were unable to remove the microwave and had to feed an air tube into the man’s head to help him breathe.
I’ve just had a near death experience. Very lucky to be alive. I’m traumatised.— haha yeah man (@JayFromTGF) December 7, 2017
After an hour or so of trying to get the microwave off, they decided to call emergency services.
West Midlands Fire Service, who had to come and rescue Swingler, weren't impressed.
We're seriously unimpressed 😡.— West Midlands Fire (@WestMidsFire) December 7, 2017
Five of our firefighters were tied up for an hour this afternoon, freeing a YouTube pranker whose head had been 'cemented' inside a microwave oven. Read more: https://t.co/6bZReGuKQX (Photos © West Midlands Fire Service) pic.twitter.com/2ch2UhszeH
"We're seriously unimpressed," the service wrote in a tweet. "Five of our firefighters were tied up for an hour this afternoon, freeing a YouTube pranker whose head had been 'cemented' inside a microwave oven."
In a video statement, Simon Woodward, the station commander, explained that specialist crews had to spend an hour freeing the man.
Watch Commander Shaun Dakin was equally unimpressed.
"As funny as this sounds, this young man could quite easily have suffocated or have been seriously injured," Dakin explained.
"Taking the microwave apart was tricky, because a lot of it was welded."
"We video-called our technical rescue colleagues for advice and eventually managed to get him unstuck."
"He was very relieved when we removed a large chunk of the Polyfilla with a screwdriver, allowing him to breathe more easily."
"But we had to be extremely careful with the screwdriver, working so closely to his head."
"It took us nearly an hour to free him. All of the group involved were very apologetic, but this was clearly a call-out which might have prevented us from helping someone else in genuine, accidental need."
Social media was equally unimpressed.
YUP. like i understand why they’re not, bc of the precedent it sets, but he’s gonna be making money off the back of that video which he absolutely doesn’t deserve— shit face 🦂 (@pipsuxx) December 8, 2017
I hope you are billing him for the time wasted, the prat could have cost someone their life. Should have left him— Shinny (@Shinny07746880) December 7, 2017
The point is that this is taking valuable time away from them and instead of focusing their efforts on, say, helping a crash victim, they’re trying to help a man who purposely put his head in there for a YouTube video.— 🦑Loren (@spookymagicians) December 8, 2017
What do you think of this prank?